Captain must earn his place

Published: 16/01/2014

Kelly Brown has been told the Scotland captaincy is his to keep – but only as long as he can justify his place.

While head coach Scott Johnson has named the Saracens forward as captain every time he has played, the Australian has, until now, steadfastly refused to make the appointment permanent.

But Johnson has warned the 31-year-old former Glasgow man his place in the side is not guaranteed ahead of the six nations and confirmed he will play at openside flanker only after admitting he has better options on the blindside and at number 8.

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